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    Would aleinware area 51 r2 be compatible with x299 motherboard ?

    I have an R2 and the R5 with an i9-7900 in it. The interior is similar. You might research power supply connectors. Not sure if the R2 and x299 are connector compatible.
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    Area51 R5 i9-7900 CPU, runs slow 1.20GHz bios .10

    I have an i9-7900. Runs at 3.30GHz. I plugged a drive in and it did something to the motherboard. The speed of the processor was now locked at 1.20GHz. Issues Intel software did not work, O/C did not work. Alien Command Center did not show an option to over clock. Just showed the CPU running...
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    R4 O/C question

    When you did the swap were you able to get the lights to work? My 4-year old X57 AW was a nightmare to keep the lights working.
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    Financing hell and the wait

    Update: R4 is built in Mexico and got caught in customs. Just hit Minneapolis and will try to intercept it today.
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    R4 O/C question

    Hello all, Just got the R4 with the 3820 O/C to 4.1 I understand they only O/C one of the 4 processor cores. It should be here tomorrow, how do you enable the other 3 cores to 4.1?
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    Financing hell and the wait

    I just did the financing on late Sunday, was instantly approved. The Aurora R4 was approved and in production the next day "Monday." Shipped Wed and should be here tomorrow. Benefits to financing Free 2nd day delivery. 10% rebate for financing. Dell advantage member an additional 5%...
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    Area-51 Owners - Check In Thread

    I updated the video card to a 570 NVIDIA and a total of 12 gigs ram. Win 7 Ultimate 64. I do wonder is the power supply compatable with most mother boards? Can it be replaced with a standard one when it dies? Basically, is the case dead when the components die? Like what Dell does. Here is...
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    Alienware Area 51 Mod Project

    So with the motherboard change you connected the lights daughterboard, and got the software working with no issue? I have an older system with the same board, Looking to replace it with one with USB3 and SATA 3 drives. I have not seen anyone do this yet. So didnt know if the light kit worked.
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    Area-51® X58

    Has anyone tried to replace their motherboard yet? If so, did your lights work? My warrenty expires this Aug. Was thinking of putting in a new MB after that. This is the wartime edition Aug 09.
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    Area-51® X58

    I got this just before Dell got rid of the AW alien head case. [1] Area-51® X58 Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme 3.33 GHz 8MB Cache Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis with AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black AlienFX®: Alienware® AlienFX® System Lighting - Plasma...